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Mantis will not start

My husband thought it was low on the fuel/oil mix so we bought more, mixed it, and it still will not start. A couple days ago when I was using it, the plug to the fuel came undone. There were two holes but I was not sure which it plugged back into, the one directly facing down, or the one facing down and to the side.
I pumped the primer and the oil gas mix came out of the one facing down and to the side, so I plugged it back into that one. I primed it again, and it still would not start. So, I tried the other. Again would not start.
I have never used one before and my husband and I are borrowing it from my father in law.
When I showed my husband he insisted that I originally had it wrong and the directly facing down is where it should be plugged in. I told him that when I primed it, the oil gas mix squirted out of the side one. He still insisted that the air intake was the side one.
So which is it?? Did I cause any damage in switching back and forth while troubleshooting??
Any answer would be helpful. Thanks!

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